Education & Reference Questions & Answers

Education & Reference Questions & Answers

Who wrote The One Hundred and One Dalmatians?

Dorothy Gladys Smith, better known as Dodie Smith and in theatrical circles by her pen-name CL Anthony. She was born May 3, 1896 at Whitefield, Lancashire and educated at Manchester and at St Paul’s Girls’ School in London. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she first appeared on stage in musical comedy in 1915. After several years …

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Who wrote the famous fairy story Cinderella?

This story is considered one of the greatest fairy tales. Indeed, most critics would undoubtedly accord it the accolade of being the greatest. The idea of a poor young girl being ill-treated by her step-mother, and then with fairy help, receiving beautiful clothes, complete with rich shoes which lead to a Royal marriage, dates as far back as far back …

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Who wrote the Bulldog Drummond Novels?

His pen-name was Sapper, his real name being Cyril McNeile, born 28 September, 1888. He was the son of a naval captain and entered the Royal Engineers, (whose nick-name is The Sappers) in 1907. He served through the First World War, retiring from the army with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1919. He began his writing carees with Sergeant …

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Who wrote the book Moby Dick?

The American author Herman Melville. He was born August 1, 1819 in New York, the son of Allan Melville, a ne’ er-do-well importer of the most fashionable clothes and expensive materials. When in 1812 war broke out between Britain and the United States, the business failed. In 1832 Herman Melville’s father died, his mind unbalanced by the misfortunes of his …

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Who wrote a book about The son of Aladdin?

Neol Langley, who was born in South Africa, December 25, 1911. The title of the book is The Land of Green Ginger. Like the original story of Aladdin as told in The Arabian Nights Entertainment, it concerns the adventures of a day amid wizardry and magicians. So far as writing is concerned, Noel Langley was a man of many parts. …

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Who was the Oyster Pirate whose books became famous?

This was Jack London, the celebrated American author, who was born at San Francisco, January 12, 1876. His full name was John Griffith London (the surname of his stepfather). He was successively an oyster pirate, member of a fishing patrol and a seaman on a sailing vessel. He took part in the Klondike gold rush of 1897 and tramped through …

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Who was the last of the Mohicans?

In his world famous book, James Fenimore Cooper names Chingachgook, the Mohican freind of Natty Bumppo, better known as Hawkeye the Hunter. The story takes place at the time of the Frech and Indian Wars in America. It begins with an English officer, Major Duncan Heyward, in company with Cora and Alice, the daughters of Colenel Munro, setting out from …

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Who was the French Forest Ranger famous for his fables?

His name was Jean de la Fontaine. His father was the ranger of the forest of the duchy of Chateau-Thierry in Champagne. Jean was born there July 8, and educated at first for the Church. He truned, however, to the law but abandoned this on succeeding to his father’s rangership in 1647. He married the same year but soon separated …

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Who was the first American Author to Achieve International Fame?

Washington Irving, who had fought against the British in the War of Independence. He wrote many books, amongst them his Legends of the Alhambra and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. But it is Rip Van Winkle for which he is best remembered today. Born on April 3, 1783, he died November 28, 1859, already regarded as an author of note …

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